"Session" - Song by Song, Let's Talk Linkin Park

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  1. Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

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    nah, Powerless is just okay, but thats just my opinion.
     
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  2. Captain-EO

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  3. Tocaraca

    Tocaraca A part of me screams away silently

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    I love the electric guitar in ALITS. I also love how the songs sounds like it is about to end but then jumps back into riffs.
    The rapping is terrible though.
     
  4. Deliveranze

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    ALITS was definitely overhyped when the album came out and I didn't really fuck with it tbh. It's not a bad song per say, but, eh, it's nothing that great too. Lyrically, I'd say the verses and the bridge are actually well written. The chorus kinda bland tho.

    I don't even think of Mike's rap as a rap either. It's more of a spoken word section tbh. I would've preferred a rapped verse but oh well.

    All in all, it's all decent closer to a pretty good album imo. The Hunting Party is no MTM or ATS but it definitely is a much more memorable and better addition to their discography than LT.
     
  5. Qwerty19

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    I used to love that one.

    But yeah, I gotta agree with the messiness, as well as with the weaker chorus comments. The guitar breakdown and climax are sick though
     
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  6. Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

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    I consider ALITS a flawed masterpiece. I agree the rap bridge is kinda cheesy, and the chorus feels a little uninspired, but I love the culmination of everything The Hunting Party has to offer in literally six minutes. I also believe the positives well outweigh the negatives. The instrumental is absurdly ambitious for the band, the ambience rivals A Thousand Suns, and the final few minutes is probably the best ending to an album I've ever heard. Chester's screams have sounded better, but they've never sounded more desperate and pleading.

    My brain tells me The Catalyst in comparison was executed to perfection, but my heart (and ears) tell me I love this fucking song to death.
     
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    Yes, I think the Catalyst, along with TLTGYA, nailed what an epic closing track should be, making ALITS feel like it could have been a little bit better.
     
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    The Messenger?
     
  9. Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

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    To some people The Messenger is an epilogue rather than a closer.

    Also you've yet to even comment on ALITS after your outburst a week ago.
     
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    You mean like a credits for The album?
    I don't HATE ALITS, I like it .I think there was just a misunderstanding.
     
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  11. Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

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    More like the extra chapter of a novel after the main plot is resolved, usually months or years down the road. Like at the end of Harry Potter when the main characters are fully grown and watching their children go off to Hogwarts. It bears no real resemblance to the rest of the story, like how The Messenger is lyrically and sonically different from A Thousand Suns.
    And there must be a misunderstanding right now because last week you posted "HEY A LINE IN THE FUCKIN SAND?" which to be fair I should have posted it sooner but life gets busy sometimes... Then you proceeded not to comment on the song once the post was finally up.
     
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    Ok then, Sorry :ditto:
     
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    Moral of the story: contribute positively to the conversation. Stop being a dickhead @sasuke4545
     
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  14. Tocaraca

    Tocaraca A part of me screams away silently

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    Are you kidding me? He has stopped being a dickhead. He made one dickhead move then acted perfectly normally and apologized for his behavior.
     
  15. Sasuke

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    Forget it, old story...
     
  16. Captain-EO

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    Toca, I love you, but you don't know what this is about. Be good.
     
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    The song is.. about average to me. It's well-produced and musically good. Just don't have a desire to ever listen to this song, unless I'm listening to the whole album.

    The problem is that the guitar sections sound unoriginal, like I've heard them before in an LP song. Maybe "Victimized" or GATS? It's a superficial issue but it's there. The drumming is pretty awesome though - Rob shined a lot on THP.

    The chorus is pretty mediocre and corny. I don't have a problem with the spoken-word section; I thought it was a relief from the underwhelming guitar riff in the chorus. Mike says that this song came from a demo from the ATS era - you can definitely hear that in the verses and lyrical subject matter.
     
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    Ban the heretic! :cocainefan:

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    :kappa:

    I agree with some of what you said and those were some of my issues when the album first came out. But it's grown on me and I appreciate it. Not overwhelmingly but I'll listen to it if it comes on (which is rare because I only shuffle on my phone and I only listen from my phone when driving lol and I don't drive a lot because gas and this might be considered a run-on).
     
  19. Michele

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    I already said it and i will say it again: i love A Line In The Sand.
     
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    I gotta say, though, while the song has lost a bit of its magic, I still think the instrumental is one of the best the band has ever produced.
     
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